CC Ādi 3.99 — [Advaita Ācārya thought:] “If Śrī Kṛṣṇa were to appear as an incarnation, He Himself could preach devotion by His personal example.
CC Ādi 3.100 — “In this Age of Kali there is no religion other than the chanting of the holy name of the Lord, but how in this age will the Lord appear as an incarnation?
CC Ādi 3.101 — “I shall worship Kṛṣṇa in a purified state of mind. I shall constantly petition Him in humbleness.
CC Ādi 3.102 — “My name, ‘Advaita,’ will be fitting if I am able to induce Kṛṣṇa to inaugurate the movement of the chanting of the holy name.”
CC Ādi 3.103 — While He was thinking about how to propitiate Kṛṣṇa by worship, the following verse came to His mind.
CC Ādi 3.104 — “Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who is very affectionate toward His devotees, sells Himself to a devotee who offers Him merely a tulasī leaf and a palmful of water.”
CC Ādi 3.105-106 — Advaita Ācārya considered the meaning of the verse in this way: “Not finding any way to repay the debt He owes to one who offers Him a tulasī leaf and water, Lord Kṛṣṇa thinks, ‘There is no wealth in My possession that is equal to a tulasī leaf and water.’
CC Ādi 3.107 — “Thus the Lord liquidates the debt by offering Himself to the devotee.” Considering in this way, the Ācārya began worshiping the Lord.